KPDN formulates policies, strategies and reviews matters pertaining to the development of the domestic trade i.e. Distributive Trade and Consumerism Sectors.
Scope of Work for the Ministry :
Develops business opportunities and socio-economic standing of the Malaysian citizen through the profiles of wholesalers and retailers, franchise, direct-selling, hawkers and petty traders as well as downstream sectors of petroleum;
Determines and monitors prices of essential goods;
Controls and monitors the sales and distributions of essential goods, petroleum and petrochemical products and direct-selling trade;
Implements the regulation on metric weights and measures;
Regulates matters pertaining to companies and businesses based on the related acts;
Encourage good corporate governance practices; and
Develops and administers the intellectual property protection system.
Carries out consumer education programmes.
Enhances programmes on consumer awareness and consumer protection.